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Poster: LauraBradford Date: Feb 27, 2009 8:59am
Forum: blc Subject: Hi I work in the BPL for the archive

Just wanted to have some sort of presence in here. I'm a scanner, hope everyone is happy with the quality et al.

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Poster: JMagee Date: Mar 23, 2017 4:01am
Forum: blc Subject: Re: Hi I work in the BPL for the archive

Hi Laura,
I realize this is somewhat of an old post, but hopefully it reaches you. I have one question/comment about some of the scans--although I'm basing this primarily off of the scan of W.E.B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction, which is a BLC/Wellesley contribution, it seems to apply to a large portion of the BLC scans.

See https://archive.org/details/blackreconstruc00dubo

Basically, the PDF version is full-color and very large. In a way it's nice that it retains the look of an old, oxidized page, but for portability/readability on digital devices I would personally prefer a smaller file, 2-color/black & white.

I have actually downloaded the Black Reconstruction JP2 files and converted them to black & white PNGs, and I would be happy to send these to you or someone else who can make them into an OCR'd PDF. (When I use the software I have, the file is still monstrously large. I know that commercial packages are better at optimizing file size.) If this is possible or of interest, please let me know and we can find a way to transfer the files.

Otherwise, I just mention it to influence future decisions about scans.

Best,
JM

This post was modified by JMagee on 2017-03-23 11:01:46

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Poster: armerilly Date: May 11, 2018 1:35am
Forum: blc Subject: Re: Hi I work in the BPL for the archive

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